Recognizing the need for stakeholder capacity building to ensure sustained impact viz. pro-poor market systems development, Samarth-NMDP has undertaken numerous stakeholder capacity building initiatives throughout the course of the programme, in order to ensure that the Samarth-NMDP knowledge & experience (and knowledge from other market development programmes) that contribute to approaches to facilitation, can be more widely utilised. This will eventually ensure greater impact in terms of outreach and benefits to the small producers and enterprises. Hence, wider stakeholder engagement by building capacities ensures impact beyond the Samarth-NMDP Programme.
Similarly, the Programme is aware that the impact it helps generate will most certainly go beyond its portfolio, and stakeholder capacity building is key whilst addressing the portfolio work, tackling the cross-cutting issues and effecting long-term, sustainable changes in the wider economy. Utilising the evidence base of Samarth-NMPD projects and market development programmes, and aligning with the characteristics of stakeholders engaged in the wider economy, the Samarth-NMDP team builds their capacities using lessons learned, case studies, seminars, and technical assistance, to raise awareness of new approaches to market development, and the following activities were undertaken during the year gone.

Related Resources

October 11, 2017

Samarth NMDP shared the experiences and learnings on different interventions under pig, fish and vegetable sectors in a half-day workshop organized by MDFN on 14th September, 2017. 

September 22, 2015

This manual sets out Samarth-NMDP’s Results Measurement System and explains how results are monitored and measured across the programme. The manual is intended primarily as an internal document and as a guideline for teams involved in the design, implementation and management of interventions. 

September 25, 2013

Samarth-NMDP has developed an Opening Portfolio of projects in five agricultural sub-sectors (ginger, dairy, fish, vegetables, and pigs)1. In time, the project portfolio will expand beyond these five projects to capture new opportunities and increase benefits to target groups. New projects are likely to be developed and run in:

February 20, 2013

An operational guide on M4P-implementation intended to provide an accessible operational resource to help practitioners put the M4P-approach into practice.

February 20, 2013

Aimed at a broader audience this paper seeks to explain the essence of M4P – its rationale, its key principles, features and the main implementation tasks.